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3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Criminal Not Arrested, Spouts Racist Remarks on TV

Carnell Brundy, a tax cheat who owes the government $1 million, recently assembled a gang of fellow African Americans in an armed standoff with federal law enforcement officers in downtown Detroit.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Oh, It's An Assault Pistol

Now, gun owners will be able to pack that power in their pocket and palm of their hand with Heizer Defense's PAR1 pocket AR-15.

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

9 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

How Some Christian Colleges Are Getting Around The Federal Laws That Help Address Campus Rape

In 1991, Congress passed the Jeanne Clery Act , a federal law that requires all colleges in the United States to accurately and effectively collect and disclose reports of sexual crimes that occur on their campuses and help end sexual violence on college campuses.

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Related Topix: Activism, Pensacola Christian College, Vocal, US News

14 hrs ago | Truthdig

Israel, U.S. Complain About Not Being Able to Divide and Rule the Palestinians

The Ra'y News Service of Gaza wrote, "The Palestinian Government has welcomed the [reconciliation] delegation sent by President Mahmud Abbas.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Hamas (Palestine), US News

18 hrs ago | Common Dreams

'Straight from the Horse's Mouth': Former Oil Exec Says Fracking Not Safe

Groups in New York are pushing Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in the state.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Cooperstown, NY, US News

22 hrs ago | Common Dreams

The Cowboy Indian Alliance Rises to Protect Our Common Land and Water

Shane Red Hawk of the Sicangu Lakota band of the Rosebud Sioux and his daughter Tshina Red Hawk in a horseback ride in protest of the Keystone XL in Washington on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks, US News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Daily Kos

Here's just how low the Kochs will go

They really are despicable. That picture up there? President Obama and Sen. Mark Udall looking dismayed and upset, ostensibly about Obamacare? That's a screenshot from an ad from the Kochs' Americans for Prosperity.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Common Dreams

On My Legal Name Change

Today is an exciting day. A judge in the state of Kansas has officially ordered my name to be changed from "Bradley Edward Manning" to "Chelsea Elizabeth Manning."

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

Obama's Free Trade Agreement Ignores the Scandal of Rana Plaza

In front of the Rana Plaza site, Abdur Rahman holds a photo of his wife, Cahyna Akhter, who was killed there.

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Related Topix: US News, Washington Post, Publishing, Bangladesh, World News, Asia

OpEdNews

Prepping for a Ukrainian Massacre

Between the anti-Russian propaganda pouring forth from the Obama administration and the deeply biased coverage from the U.S. news media, the American people are being prepared to accept and perhaps even cheer a massacre of eastern Ukrainians who have risen up against the coup regime in Kiev.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Journalism, US News

ThinkProgress

Woman Who Allegedly Spit On Police Officer Charged With Criminal Transmission Of HIV

Last Thursday, police arrested 53-year-old Lybette Dunn on charges of trespassing, and obstructing traffic by standing in the road.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

Daily Kos

Vice News' Simon Ostrovsky Abducted in Eastern Ukraine

Many have been following Russian Roulette, Simon Ostrovsky's excellent video series from Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Journalism, US News

Tue Apr 22, 2014

OpEdNews

Raising Taxes on Corporations that Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs

Until the 1980s, corporate CEOs were paid, on average, 30 times what their typical worker was paid.

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

You Can Sleep Tonight Knowing the Klan Is Awake

Proving the ragged hateful fringes of the country live on, Pennsylvania residents beset by a rash of burglaries woke up to flyers announcing a new neighborhood watch program launched by helpful members of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, complete with 24-hour Klan Line.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Utah Mother Charged With A Felony For Using Meth While Pregnant

A 24-year-old mother in Utah has been charged with a second-degree felony based on accusations that she endangered her child by using methamphetamine while pregnant, according to the Salt Lake Tribune .

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News

Daily Kos

Maryland Democratic candidate Gansler puts foot in mouth, again

Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler on Monday disparaged his primary opponent's service in Iraq, criticizing him as "somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything."

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Republicans continue their assault on criminal defense attorneys with revolting new campaign ad

The Republican Governors Association "goes there" with my absolute least-favorite attack ad topic of all time: criticizing criminal defense attorneys for their work representing clients.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, US News, Law, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Daily Kos

Challenge from Left could complicate Andrew Cuomo's re-election

In a head-to-head matchup, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to hold a better than two-to-one lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, 58-28 percent .

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Westchester County, NY, Siena College, US News

ThinkProgress

How The Everest Avalanche Sparked A Labor Fight

Last Friday, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpas, members of an ethnic group that work on the mountain to secure safety equipment, carry supplies, and help climbers who are trying to reach the peak.

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Related Topix: Avalanche, US News

Common Dreams

Clapper's Intel 'Gag Order' an Assault on Press Freedoms

Clapper's directive is agnostic about the classification status of information his spies, analysts and technical specialists might communicate with the media.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, James R. Clapper, US News

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